Wearable Breathing Trainer

Respiratory disorders such as asthma and dysfunctional breathing (DB) are common in childhood and can masquerade eachother, complicating accurate assessment of asthma severity.

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Child-adapted exercise challenge tests can accuratley assess both the asthmatic and DB component. However, exercise tests are hospital-based and draw heavily on health care resources.There is a need for tools that can objectively analyse the origin of respiratory symptoms and monitor the efficacy of therapy.

Project Goal

The goal of this project is to develop a wearable breathing trainer, equipped with sensor technology and feedback system. We aim to signal relevant respiratory parameters outside the hospital detecting and analysing respiratory disorders providing feedback to the patient in real time. This will accelarate the development of self-management. In addition, there are opportunities for doctors and physiotherapists to gain more insight into the progress.


The project runs from January 2019 to September 2020.

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More information

For more information, please contact Hellen van Rees.

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Hellen van Rees



Partners and grand providers

  • Pioneers in Healthcare
  • Creative Industries Fund
  • Universiteit Twente
  • Medisch Spectrum Twente
  • Ziekenhuisgroep Twente
  • Ocon Sportmedische Kliniek
  • Hellen van Rees
  • Ben Bulsink